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“Tranquil in the middle of the Medina” 4 of 5 stars
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Riad Karmela
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   10 Derb El Feranne Azbetz | Place Ben Salah, Marrakech 40008, Morocco   |  
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early booker summer 2014
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“Tranquil in the middle of the Medina”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Riad Karmela is just a perfect location from which you can explore the busy medina. It's an excellent place to relax after or between walks in the souks. You find a lot of lovely sitting areas in several courtyards and even two little tortoises. Our little daughter felt in love with them :-) The roof terrasse is a good place for sunbathing. The set menu for dinner was good quality (€ 25,-), the staff very friendly. The charming room was a bit dark and the whole riad is very clairaudient which could lead to short nights.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

The bad stuff... its a bit tricky to find, but then that's the Medina for you.
The good stuff .... everything else. What great value for money. The riad is beautiful, the staff are friendly and always on hand, the food was good, the wine inexpensive and surprisingly good, the bedroom was charming and the roof terrace a perfect place to relax. I loved this place.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Riad Karmela was such a welcome break from the hussle and bussle outside! The staff are friendly, informative and the customer service was of a high standard. The riad is full of light, colour, lovely traditional features and some cute physical ones as well (resident tortoises and some small local birds). The room was perfectly adequate, the food was delicious and good value and it was a bonus to be able to have some spa treatments. The sun terrace gave a roof top view of Marrakech and a chance to watch the sun set while sipping a glass of wine. The riad was well located for the main sights of Marrakech. I would definitely recommend Riad Karmela to friends and family.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012 via mobile

Decided to stay at Riad Karmela after reading all the positive reviews. Great location in the heart of the medina. Its a beautiful and exotic oasis. You will need to pre book your taxi with the hotel and expect a short walk to the hotel when you arrive as taxis do not fit in the narrow alleyways. The food was delicious- 25 euro for dinner. Found the staff courteous and helpful at all times. Would definitely stay there again and recommend to friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

I had booked this riad for my family (wife and sons 18 & 16)
I had done the reseach (on trip advisor) and so knew much of what to expect. My family had little idea what to expect.
Coming into the riad for the first time (down the narrow alleys and through the tiny front door) and entering into the airey courtyards - they were blown away!
The state of wide eyed wonderment and sense of being in another world stayed with us all week - the perfect place to getaway.
Joel and Bouchra's attention to details of everything made the stay fantastic including arranging for trips and recommending good places in the souks - try Mohammed for carpets.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Thank you for a wonderful stay at Your riad, all of us had å Good time, from 12years to 55 years. Very Good service, beautyful rooms and Good food! Good karma in this place, we Will be back!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

The Riad is 8 minutes from the square. It is 10 yards off of a major walkway. It is down an alley that you wouldn't be advised to walk down because it is clearly for locals only. And then there is a door in the wall. And then you walk into the most peaceful, relaxing space. It is stunning. The highlights: Joel is an incredible host and Bouchra an incredible hostess. Nothing is too much trouble. The evening meal was sensational (three times!). Not cheap but worth every penny. The rooms have real charm. We had one on the roof which was great but the call to prayer was certainly heard. Our kids had one on the ground floor and they never heard a thing. The courtyards inside were incredible, the roof was an amazing area for total relaxation. The staff couldn't have been friendlier. Kamal picked us up from the airport and took us back, he was great (you must get them to pick you up as you will never find it on your own). The girls had a massage which they said was great. The internet was free at their 2 computers. If you go to Marrakesh stay in this Riad!

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 10 Derb El Feranne Azbetz | Place Ben Salah, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#43 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#73 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Karmela 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The riad Karmela has 19 bedrooms and family appartments located within 3 houses and courtyards connecting together. You can also enjoy a hammam, massages, summer jacuzzi, large terasse. We are located 8 mn walk from the Pace Djemma El Fnaa and 1 mn from the souks. ... more   less 
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